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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1849 Arkansas. d. 29/03/1928 Texas.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/04/1875 Pecos River, Texas.

 

After having lived in Mexico for the past two decades, Factor and other Black Seminoles joined the US Army as Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts in August 1870, and served in the Red River War. On April 25, 1875, he was serving as a private by the Pecos River in Texas where, "[w]ith 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol." A month later, on May 28, 1875, Factor was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the engagement. Two of the other men who took part in the charge, Isaac Payne and John Ward, both Black Seminoles, also received Medals of Honor.

 

Following the fatal shooting of his former fellow scout Adam Paine in early 1877, Factor deserted and fled back to Mexico. He later surrendered himself and was allowed to rejoin the army, eventually being discharged in November 1880.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

With 3 other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SEMINOLE INDIAN SCOUT CEMETERY, BRACKETTVILLE, TEXAS.

Pompey Factor

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